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Bishop Daniel Thomas calls for Diocesan Day of Prayer & Fasting on November 7

Transcript of Bishop Thomas' Homily at Mass for the Nation

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas has called everyone in the Diocese of Toledo to a day of prayer and fasting on Monday, November 7, for the intention that with rightly formed consciences, our participation in the upcoming election may lead to a world of greater respect for life, stronger protection of religious liberty and deeper commitment to justice and peace.

Prayer that day may take the form of attendance at Holy Mass or praying the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Chaplet of Divine Mercy or some other Catholic devotion.

Fasting may take the form of not eating or snacking during the day until suppertime, or some other form of fast in accord with a person's age or physical condition.

The faithful of the Diocese are invited to a Mass for the Nation celebrated by Bishop Thomas at 12:05 p.m. that day, November 7, at Saint Francis de Sales Chapel (501 Cherry Street, Toledo) to pray for our country on the day before the election. The Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at 11:30 a.m. before Mass, and a Holy Hour will follow the Mass with Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration and Benediction.